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July 22, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: ACT and Festo Didactic Deals Highlight Competitive Nature of Ed-Tech Industry

A recent acquisition by ACT and a merger of two global companies reinforce just how competitive the ed-tech market has become.

February 19, 2014

Groups Issue Recommendations to Prepare for Online Exams

Planning, investments, and training will be key to successfully administering online Common Core exams, a new report says.

August 23, 2013

Computer Disruptions Didn't Affect Minn. Test Scores, Review Finds

A third-party review found that problems with online state tests administered in Minnesota did not systematically impact scores.

July 30, 2013

Online-Test Glitches Didn't Hurt Indiana Scores, Review Finds

An independent review found that widespread interruptions on Indiana's online state tests had no measurable negative impact on student scores.

July 03, 2013

Tech Challenges Lead Oklahoma to Opt Out of PARCC Exams

Just one in five Oklahoma schools had sufficient bandwidth and devices to administer online common-core exams, a state survey found.

June 24, 2013

Despite Snafus, Kentucky 'Still Moving Forward' With Online Assessments

Marty Park, chief digital officer in the Ky. department of education, talks with Education Week about recovering from recent problems with online test administration.

May 06, 2013

Online Testing Runs Off-Track in Several States

Technological problems derail tests in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Minnesota.

April 30, 2013

Computer Crashes Cause Testing Anxiety in Oklahoma, Minnesota

Recent testing problems in Oklahoma and Minnesota due to computer glitches have raised concerns about online testing.

March 08, 2013

Assessment Group To Begin Testing Common Core Platform

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium hopes to use data from a pilot test to conduct research and prepare for the implementation of Common Core-aligned tests in 2014-2015.

December 04, 2012

Smarter Balanced Updates Common-Core Tech. Requirements

The assessment consortium has released a document outlining minimum technology requirements and guidelines for testing in 2014-15.


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